Double Crossword

editorial image
0
Have your say

Choice of cryptic or quick puzzle, and (just in case you’ve been wracking your brains) yesterday’s solutions.

Cryptic puzzle

Across

1. Need this lad change to a mounted position? (2,3,6)

9. The opposite of how prose is written (7)

10. Join one in a strange tune (5)

11. In need of medical attention in the French town (5)

12. One is prone to do this! (3,4)

13. Measures of rum going round as these are proposed (6)

15. Instruments belonging to the bellows-mender? (6)

18. Mine becomes an optical illusion (4-3)

20. The amalgam may contain radio-active rays (5)

22. This answer needs to be put right (5)

23. It’s so big I can’t get involved with it! (7)

24. Ape - one primate’s transformed (11)

Down

2. Book for five when Christmas comes around (5)

3. Superlatively difficult to be most unyielding (7)

4. Goes through the letters - they are enchanting (6)

5. One devil or two (5)

6. Displayed by being put on the canvas! (4,3)

7. He puts up an advertisement for William’s watch (4-7)

8. Contest in which there will be faults on both sides! (6,5)

14. Experienced letter-sorter required for this (7)

16. Get rid of some of the load - in a flashy way? (7)

17. Asserts they’re the makings of America (6)

19. Pulped food not adulterated with the end of the wine (5)

21. Artist producing some uncommon etchings (5)

Quick puzzle

Across

1. Recognise (11)

9. Betrayal (7)

10. Fish (5)

11. Subsequently (5)

12. Interminable (7)

13. Dismal (6)

15. Deject (6)

18. Treatment (7)

20. Shadow (5)

22. Proverb (5)

23. Moment (7)

24. Advocate (11)

Down

2. Trick (5)

3. Quack remedy (7)

4. Victor (6)

5. Alleviated (5)

6. Enterprising (2-5)

7. Immediately (11)

8. Character (11)

14. Outdoor (4-3)

16. Craftsman (7)

17. Staining (6)

19. Vigilant (5)

21. Accumulate (5)

Tuesday’s solutions

CRYPTIC

Across: 1 Pilaster; 5 Spar; 9 Alas; 10 Swearing; 11 Aisne; 12 Roister; 13 Electric fires; 18 Phaetons; 19 Sees; 20 Eritrea; 21 Pleas; 22 Sage; 23 Asperity.

Down: 2 Ill-will; 3 Arsenic; 4 Edwardian days; 6 Printer; 7 Regards; 8 Tariff; 13 Express; 14 Erasing; 15 Tutors; 16 Insular; 17 Elegant.

QUICK

Across: 1 Jeopardy; 5 Pier; 9 Pale; 10 Departed; 11 Speed; 12 Seizure; 13 Head over heels; 18 Prohibit; 19 Cast; 20 Evasion; 21 Mania; 22 Says; 23 Prestige.

Down: 2 Example; 3 Pretend; 4 Dress designer; 6 Intrude; 7 Redress; 8 Vanish; 13 Hapless; 14 Anomaly; 15 Origin; 16 Enchant; 17 Lasting.